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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Students gather to eat and work in the renovated Brennan’s Pub Feb. 22

What the Hell Happened to Brennan’s?

Ashna Hille, Culture Staff Writer March 7, 2024

It was quite the shock returning from winter break to see Brennan’s Pub completely stripped of the colorful chairs and tables, walls, student artwork and soft lighting.  The cozy, “UVM” embodying...

A spiral staircase leads to the second floor in a University Heights suite.

UVM Cribs: Stairway to Heaven

Maya Surrenti, Culture Staff Writer February 26, 2024

Celebrity apartments and houses fill the media, but college dorm interior design is largely overlooked. While the internet raves over Dakota Johnson, her limes and her chic green kitchen, college students...

Sheas illi for the hot beverage column

Culture staff recommends: hot bevs

Culture Staff, Culture Staff Writer November 16, 2023

The first snowflakes have fallen on campus, and the air is getting cool, crisp and quite dry. To soothe your winter blues and settle your seasonally sore throat, the culture staff is recommending hot bevs.  Matcha...

Students play with kendamas on the Andrew Harris green.

Kendama craze: UVM’s newest obsession

Will Hamilton, Culture Staff Writer November 9, 2023

While the frisbee has long been king in the sprawling lawns of UVM, an unlikely competitor has emerged this fall to challenge its grasp as the go-to activity between classes: the kendama. Kendamas are...

Billy Watkins plays a game of pool with friends in the Davis Center Oct. 19.

The Davis Center pool tables: an ultimate student pastime

Carolyn Kelly November 3, 2023

If you’ve walked through the first floor of the Davis Center, you may have noticed that its four pool tables are usually buzzing with people.  As one of the many pulls of the Davis Center, these...

Colorful clothing on campus: The students not going neutral for fall

Grace Wang, Culture Staff Writer October 21, 2022

On any given fall day on UVM’s lovely campus, you can swim in the sea of beige, black, white, brown and forest green fits adorning students. Alongside falling leaves and hot cider, the toned-down palette...

Dungeons & Dragons slays students’ stress

Dungeons & Dragons slays students’ stress

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer October 17, 2022

As the average college student does, I prefer to relax by going on imaginary quests with my friends, drop-kicking gnomes and dueling giant top hat-wearing frogs along the way.  I had never considered...

Rapper Yung Gravy performs at Patrick Gym for FallFest Sept. 30.

Yung Gravy revives FallFest, flings food at students

Kailey Shea, Culture Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Editor’s note: This story was updated Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. to correctly contextualize a quote from a band member. Yung Gravy led UVM students in a moment of silence for the extinct catamount species...

School is officially in full swing, and so is screen time

School is officially in full swing, and so is screen time

Sam Jefferson, Culture Staff Writer September 27, 2022

Inevitably, the return to class with the onset of the fall semester comes with many changes to daily life—including an uptick in UVM students' screen time.  In a survey conducted by the Cynic, many...

Sophomore Ally Wheeler captures content for her nutritional Instagram page @radiantplates on Redstone campus April 29.

Student promotes intuitive eating and wellness on Instagram

Avery DeLisle, Culture Staff Writer May 3, 2022

Sophomore Ally Wheeler promotes nutrition and wellness through social media by sharing her own health journey on her Instagram page, @radiantplates. Wheeler started @radiantplates January 2021 as a...

 Two students choose food items from the fridges in Rally Cat’s Cupboard Feb. 23. Rally Cat’s Cupboard can be found at L/L C102 on Wednesdays from 3-6 p.m. and Fridays from noon-4 p.m. or at their pop-up events in the Davis Center Atrium on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m.

Student-run food pantry relocates and expands

Miranda Degreenia, Culture Staff Writer March 23, 2022

Rally Cat’s Cupboard, UVM’s on-campus food pantry, seeks to aid a larger group of students after being forced to relocate, said graduate Malarie McGalliard, co-president of Rally Cat’s Cupboard. SGA...

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